Rev. Eddie Nycum, age 74, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 1998. Rev. Nycum was a graduate of Corpus Christi High School, a graduate of University of Corpus Christi, and a graduate of Southwestern Seminary Ft. Worth, Texas. He was a World War II Veteran. He served in the US Navy on the USS Franklin and was one of the few survivors in his group. He felt that God had taken care of him because he had a special task for him. Rev. Nycum was the Music Director for Trinity Baptist, Windsor Park Baptist, Lindale Baptist, and Calvary Baptist, and he also filled-in in many other churches here in Corpus Christi. He was the Choir and Drama Instructor at Driscoll Middle School and he was the Pastor at First Baptist Pawnee Church for 3 1/2 years.
Rev. Nycum is survived by his wife of 49 1/2 years, Melba Nycum of Corpus Christi, Texas; four sons, Warren (Carolyn) Nycum of Prairieville, Louisiana, and Gary (Janis) Nycum, Daryl (Pat) Nycum and Phil Nycum, all of Corpus Christi, Texas; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Daniel, Rebecca, Leah, and Andrew Nycum, and Billy Nelson, and Joy Brophy; two great-grandchildren, Garrett Nelson and Abigail Brophy; and a sister, Yvonne Nycum of Davis California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Natalie Nycum, and a daughter, Sharon Gayle Nycum.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 28, 1998 at Parkdale Baptist Church with interment to be held at Rose Hill Memorial Park.
If friends so desire, memorials in his name may be made to the Music Fund at Parkdale Baptist Church, 3875 S. Staples, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 or to the Roloff Homes, Rt. 3 box 440, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415 or to a charity of one’s choice.